Contact Information

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Telephone 207-859-5000
Fax 207-859-5005


Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

We are available 24 hours a day by contacting Security

Location Next to the athletic complex
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Scheduled Maintenance & Outages

Physical Plant department is a service oriented organization that provides a wide range of services for the campus community, including housekeeping, grounds, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, snow removal, grounds care, and utility generation and distribution. The Department also provides a number of support services, such as moving, project planning, and estimating.

To ensure we provide the best service to our customers, we will post outages and service notices below.

PPD Monthly Newsletter

Below please find the newsletter for the month of November.

PPD Monthly Newsletter
Photo of the Month

Projects & Renovations
Roberts Row Renovations

Beginning later this year, Roberts Union is currently undergoing renovations to become student housing. This will complete the student housing renovations for Robert Row. 

Science Building
Science Building 2

The Davis Science Building will be opening soon. The 36,400 s.f. building will house the pyschology, computer sciences, and mathematics and statistics departments.

Davis Science Building update: Construction Near Completion (Colby Echo) 

Museum of Art Expansion





Building construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art has been completed. The 26,000-square-foot expansion includes 10,000 square feet of new exhibition space, making Colby's the largest museum in Maine.

Construction of Colby Museum Addition to Begin (Press Release)
Colby Museum Reopens (Morning Sentinel)

Biomass Plant
Bio night for site

The biomass plant was completed and went online earlier this year. This new plant replaces approximately 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually. The plant produces steam used for heat, hot water, cooking, and cogeneration of electricity. Please find below a project information sheet, news articles, and a interior photo of the facility:

Biomass Expansion Project Information Sheet 

Channel 13 - Colby Begins Construction on Biomass Facility  

Biomass Plant Under Construction at Colby

Biomass Interior Photo

Colby College turns wood into steam into savings

Colby is Green!

Colby is committed to sustainable practices in all building projects. Currently Colby has nine buildings that have met the criteria of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system and helps to make the College a more efficient and environmentally friendly campus. For more information on Colby's environmental and LEED initiatives, please visit

Look for these signs

 Low Emission Sign

As part of our commitment to U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Colby has installed "Low Emissions Vehicle" parking signs on campus. These spaces are reserved for vehicles that meet or exceed emission standards as low-emitting vehicles (LEV) set by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The LEV parking spaces are provided to encourage the use of high efficiency vehicles, which have a lower impact on the environment. LEVs include hybrid and non-hybrid models. To find out if a vehicle is classified as a low-emitting vehicle, click here to view the 2013 list of certified low-emitting vehicles.